Sunday, May 10, 2009

Blog Of The Week: In Search Of Adam

I can't quite remember what came first; stumbling across Caroline Smailes' blog or reading an article in one of the woman's magazines on how she became a writer. All I know is when I read her first book 'In Search Of Adam', I was hooked.

There are very few funny people in this society, even fewer that can translate that humour into the written word, but Caroline's blog is so full of humorous anecdotes on her life as a writer, that I regularly laugh out loud. Caroline paints a very honest portrayal of how immensely hard it is to gain recognition as a writer in this celebrity infused world. Gone are the days of the huge advances on a book deal, unless you are the latest reality show star, but Caroline's determination to succeed and be heard, inspires a whole new breed of wannabe writers, including myself.

I have a lot to thank this lady for. Mainly the fact that I'm sat here with my first finished manuscript and about to start work on my second, something that I had only dreamed about, until I started to read her blog on a regular basis and her motivation and desire to write began to rub off.
So if you haven't done so already, then please visit Caroline Smailes' blog and immerse yourself in the every day life of a writer. You won't be disappointed!


trousers said...

I second that. I'm not a novelist in any shape or form, but she's just as inspiring for me too.

Nik Perring said...

Hurrah for Caroline (and her blog) and hurrah for you and your manuscripts! Best of luck with them!


Janette Jones said...

Trousers - glad it's just not me!
Nik - Thank you!